Forget music and video downloads, social networking is driving the growth explosion in mobile data usage, analysts said today.
Social networking has already proven its appeal, if not its worth, on the fixed line internet—and the move to mobile seems a natural evolution. So what happens when these worlds collide? Some very big numbers indeed.
Social networking remains at the core of operators’ attempts to stimulate mobile broadband usage, with Orange UK on Wednesday announcing a social networking aggregation tool.
Here’s something you don’t see very often – a new handset announcement from Motorola. Chasing the social networking bandwagon a little later than everyone else, the Moto Karma QA1 is a more consumer focused BlackBerry-style device.
Vodafone is getting down with the kids and extending its relationship with social network MySpace and the music industry.
Canadian gadget maker Research In Motion (RIM) continued to dominate the headlines this week, with a late announcement that it has teamed up with MySpace and Microsoft to further strengthen its presence in the consumer market. Late Thursday, the vendor announced that it has struck a deal with social network MySpace, to develop an integrated [...]
Leading Russian mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has teamed up with social networking site MySpace to launch a social platform for mobile internet users. Together the companies plan to create an exclusive WAP-portal for the more than 60 million subscribers of the service. The venture should also allow MTS to investigate new marketing initiatives, such [...]
Mobile operator Vodafone has teamed up with social network MySpace to launch an interactive music service, Vodafone Music Reporter. On Monday, Vodafone revealed that it will use the platform to share its existing music initiatives, including summer festivals such as Music Unlimited Cologne in Germany and Vodafone TBAs in the UK. Music Reporter will also [...]
eBay owned internet telephony player Skype has joined forces with social networking phenomenon MySpace, to integrate VoIP technology into the popular site. From the end of November, MySpacers will be able to place calls to their friends both in the MySpace and Skype communities through a widget available on the site. Users will not have [...]
Fox Media’s social networking monster, MySpace, has opened up its mobile offering to all and sundry. As of Tuesday, the MySpace Mobile Web beta service has been live and serving ad-supported content, marking the first time that Fox has delivered an advertising platform to marketers looking to reach mobile web users. To date, MySpace has [...]
Vodafone announced an exclusive tie up with social networking portal MySpace on Wednesday, allowing Vodafone customers to interact with the site via their mobile phones. MySpace already has deals with Cingular Wireless and MVNO Helio in the US and Softbank in Japan, but today’s announcement marks the first extension of Fox Interactive Media’s portal into [...]
Successful social networking portal MySpace announced a partnership with US mobile operator Cingular Wireless on Monday, allowing Cingular customers to access MySpace via their handsets. The deal is MySpace’s largest scale mobile partnership to date, following similar deals with US MVNO Helio and Japanese operator Softbank. In November, the appointment of Jean-Paul Sanchez, previously Vodafone’s [...]
Universal Music has filed suite against popular social networking site MySpace over allegations of copyright infringement. The music label, which is owned by French conglomerate Vivendi alleges that News Corp.’s MySpace has allowed users to upload illegally obtained videos of thousands of artists’ works, including some content which has not even been released yet. The [...]
British mobile entertainment firm Pitch, on Monday launched a social networking and community service it reckons has the potential to be a MySpace killer on the mobile. The service runs alongside Pitch’s existing advertising-funded content offer, providing videos, games, ringtones, screensavers and wallpapers. Users can build their own mobile home page and get an inbox [...]